Sunday, January 16, 2011

Les vacances de Monsieur Hulot

Louise and I didn't go kayaking today. A bit rainy, a bit windy, and the tides weren't friendly. (Despite what Bill O'Reilly thinks, we know how the tides work.)
Which isn't to say that we didn't see any wildlife. We discovered a lone goose wandering up and down our driveway. Never had one do that before.
But the main reason we aren't on the water today is that we just recieved a large delivery from Ikea and we are up to our bůttøcks in Snøckergrïts, Splůrgs, Mlaks, and Fükenğröövĕns.
So while we self-assembly our new faux-Swedish lifestyle, you can enjoy this amusing little kayaking video.
Mr. Hulot's Holiday is a 1953 French film (Les vacances de Monsieur Hulot) starring Jacques Tati as Mr. Hulot, a bumbling but mostly harmless predecessor to Mr. Bean. Tati would play Hulot in three other films, but in this film he encounters some kayaking trouble, and proving that everything is on youtube, here's the kayaking clip:

I wonder if Peter Benchley or Steven Spielberg ever saw this clip. It may have given them some ideas.

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